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A below-grade foundation wall with a damp-proof coating
A coated OSB product with taped seams covers the walls to serve as both sheathing and weather-resistant barrier.
A continuous layer of polyethylene covers the crawlspace floor and is attached to the wall with wood nailing strips
A damp crawlspace
A dimpled plastic water barrier protects the insulated concrete form basement walls and carries any ground water down the walls to the footing drain to minimize the opportunity for water intrusion and frost heave.
A dimpled rain mat and perforated drain pipe provide drainage around the basement foundation.
A mesh plastic rainscreen product separates the coated OSB from the siding, providing a drainage space and ventilation gap.
A moisture meter verifies that the moisture of the framing is below the recommended 18%
A paint-on waterproofing covers the exterior and tops of the concrete block foundation walls and piers to block moisture moving up through the concrete, while foil-faced R-13 insulation lines the inside surface of the exterior walls.
A planted “green” roof absorbs storm water runoff.
A push button operates the on-demand hot water circulation pump in this master bathroom.
Air seal rough opening from inside
Apply roof underlayment over roof deck and up the sidewall over housewrap
Apply self-adhesive flashing over top edge of the wall flashing, diverter, and housewrap
Basement slab w/ capillary break
Before installing the windows, the window rough openings are sealed with a liquid-applied flashing that provides a seamless moisture and air barrier to protect the wall from water intrusion.
Below-grade wall assembly
Blue stain
Brick veneer rain-screen assembly
Building materials have signs of water damage and high moisture content
Cap nail securing a weather-resistant barrier
Capillary break at all crawlspace floors using > 6 mil polyethylene sheeting, lapped 6-12 in., and secured in the ground at the perimeter using stakes
Capillary break at all crawlspace floors using ≥ 6 mil polyethylene sheeting, lapped 6-12 in., and lapped up each wall or pier and fastened with furring strips or equivalent
Capillary break at all crawlspace floors using ≥ 6 mil polyethylene sheeting, lapped 6-12 in., and placed beneath a concrete slab
Capillary break beneath all slabs (e.g., slab on grade, basement slab) except crawlspace slabs using either: ≥ 6 mil polyethylene sheeting lapped 6-12 in., or ≥ 1 in. extruded polystyrene insulation with taped joints
Catchment system
Caulk top and sides of window
Cement board installed to a shower surround
Cement board installed to a tub surround
Check the moisture content of wall materials to ensure materials are dry before enclosing walls with drywall and siding.
Complete water management strategy for a below-grade wall
Comprehensive water management features include a capillary break (≥ 6-mil polyethylene sheeting) at all crawlspace floors
Concrete is poured into the rigid foam shell of the insulated concrete form (IC¬¬¬¬¬¬¬F) walls; a plastic water barrier has already been installed to protect the below-grade wall surfaces.
Concrete slab over polyethylene sheeting as capillary break
Concrete slab pan flashing for doors
Cover lumber stored outdoors
Cut I in housewrap
Damp-proof below-grade concrete block walls by coating the exterior surface with parging and an asphalt emulsion or similar product.
Delaminated plywood
Design a water-efficient landscape by using the WaterSense Water Budget Tool
Do not install carpet in areas that are likely to get wet, such as bathrooms, kitchens, entry ways, or laundry rooms.
Do not install lumber, plywood, or other building materials that show visible signs of water damage or mold.
Downspout termination
Drain tile cross-section
Drain tile surrounded with clean gravel and fabric filter
Drain tile with a sump pump system
Drain tile with protective cover
Drainage plane installation sequence
Easy access
Elevate stored lumber
ENERGY STAR-labeled clothes washers reduce energy and hot water usage.
Existing wall-to-lower roof transition retrofitted with a new strip of fully adhered air control transition membrane, new step flashing, new roof underlayment, and new cladding
Exterior surface of below-grade walls finished as follows: For poured concrete, concrete masonry, and insulated concrete forms, finish with damp-proof coating
Exterior surface of below-grade walls finished as follows: For wood-framed walls, finish with polyethylene and adhesive or other equivalent waterproofing
Extruded polystyrene (XPS) rigid foam is taped at the seams to provides a continuous air and weather-resistant barrier so no house wrap is needed; it also provides a continuous layer of insulation.
Flashing at bottom of exterior walls with weep holes included for masonry veneer and weep screed for stucco cladding systems, or equivalent drainage system
Flashing at bottom of exterior walls with weep holes included for masonry veneer and weep screed for stucco cladding systems, or equivalent drainage system
Flashing at bottom of exterior walls with weep holes included for masonry veneer and weep screed for stucco cladding systems, or equivalent drainage system
Flexible rubber through-wall flashing
Foil-faced rigid foam and spray foam can be used to insulate a basement on the interior; use good moisture management techniques to keep the basement dry
Footing drain pipe is located exterior of the footings below the slab and is surrounded by washed stone and filter fabric.
Formable pan flashing and back dam for window
Furred-out siding
Furring strips are installed over a foil-faced rigid foam sheathing to provide a drainage plane and ventilation gap behind siding.
Furring strips provide a ventilation gap between the coated OSB sheathing and the fiber cement siding.
Grade-level drainage
Gutter channel
House wrap is sealed at all seams and overlaps flashing to serve as a continuous drainage plane over the exterior walls.
 Impervious surfaces like patio slabs, sidewalks, and driveways that are within 10 feet of the home should slope away from the house.
Improper flashing can allow rain water into walls, causing significant damage
In 2009 IECC CZ 5 and higher, install self-sealing bituminous membrane or equivalent over sheathing at eaves from the edge of the roof line to > 2 ft. up roof deck from the interior plane of the exterior wall.
Individual metering or submetering of each unit allows residents to understand and better manage their water use.
Inspection of taped joint
Install cement board behind tub and shower enclosures.
Install gutters and downspouts that divert water away from home.
Install insulating foam sheathing and tape all seams to serve as a continuous drainage plane behind the home’s cladding.
Install remaining sidewall flashing, counter flashing, and shingles
Install self-adhesive sill flashing

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